One of the more rewarding aspects of our work here at ExploringCircle is hearing about the real world impact of the field work done by the organizations we partner with- and always more so when our clients' contributions are a direct part of this.
We recently received this letter from the Executive Director of our Cause Partner Water1st:
Thank you very much for the generous contribution on June 1, 2016. The community-managed water and sanitation projects you are supporting are truly transformational- they are platform for organizing people, building self-reliance, and taking collective action. Ten years ago the Water1st community was formed, and now over 138,000 people have clean water and toilets and the ability to create a better life for themselves. We are deeply grateful for your compassion and your generosity. The work of Water1st is only possible with the support of donors like you.
Our mission tagline and our call to action is "Journey. Connect. Pay It Forward." and we do this by introducing our clients and travelers to worthy causes and the people behind them. Our cause partners and their projects receive dedicated percentages of our earnings, and we are also proud members of 1% for The Planet. This comes out of our pocket, not yours-- but we consider the contribution to be from you, our valued clients and partners in exploration. A way to bring the experience of travel and connection full circle.
In real terms our clients' collective donations to Water1st translate to water and toilets for 10 people for the rest of their lives! We think this incredible, and are so excited to be part of this worthwhile and transformative organization's mission to make a real impact and difference in this world.